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Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Career Outlook

Elevate Your Earning Potential

According to research conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the field of counseling is expected to grow 22% by 2028 to create more than 68,000 new positions (1). With Sacred Heart University’s online master’s in clinical mental health counseling program, you’ll gain the necessary skills to advance your career, improve your earning potential and become a leader in this dynamic industry.

Developed with CACREP standards as a foundation, the program offers a curriculum that prepares students to meet the educational requirements for licensure in many states.

With an online Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree, you can pursue your passion of helping others and make a positive impact in the global community.

Designed for your professional achievement, Sacred Heart University’s online Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree delivers the expertise you need to succeed as a leader in your chosen career.

Mental Health Counselor:

In this position, you would develop treatment plans, suggest daily life changes and provide resource information to individuals struggling with diverse mental health issues, including depression, anxiety and more. Your role would involve hosting discussion sessions with individuals throughout the lifespan. This career is currently expanding at a rate of 21% per year and is expected to create more than 25,000 new positions by 20251.

Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselor:

As a professional in this role, you would host discussion sessions with individuals who are struggling with addiction and other behavioral issues, such as eating disorders. Your responsibilities would include developing treatment plans and providing resource information to individuals throughout the lifespan in rehabilitation centers, hospitals, mental health facilities and other diverse medical settings. This career is currently expanding at a rate of 24% per year and is expected to create more than 20,000 new positions by 20251.

Additional roles for graduates of the online master’s in clinical mental health counseling program:

  • Substance abuse counselor
  • Adoption counselor
  • Detention center counselor

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Program Outcomes: The Right Skills to Improve Your Career

To deliver positive outcomes for students, Sacred Heart’s online master’s in clinical mental health counseling program is designed to:

Guidance Beyond Graduation

More than 98 percent of Sacred Heart alumni are employed full-time or enrolled in graduate school within a year of graduation.

Our Center for Career & Professional Development provides support to help you find your next opportunity and continue to grow outside of class.

Handshake Access

Tap into our online recruiting system exclusively for Sacred Heart students, featuring job opportunities from 10,000-plus employers.

Career Coaching

Work one-on-one with a Sacred Heart career counselor to define your professional goals, practice for upcoming job interviews and more.

Extensive Network

Meet potential employers and connect with a network of 35,000-plus Sacred Heart alumni in person and on LinkedIn.

Résumé Workshops

Get your résumé, cover letter and LinkedIn profile critiqued by peers and career-development experts to stand out from your competition.

Sources:

  1. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2020 April 10). Substance Abuse, Behavior Disorder, and Mental Health Counselors. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Retrieved April 10, 2020 from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/community-and-social-service/substance-abuse-behavioral-disorder-and-mental-health-counselors.htm.